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Bela August Walker

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Telephone: 646-312-8730
Fax: 212-636-6899
Office: Room 439

Professor Walker’s work focuses on the legal construction of identity and its influence on civil and criminal proceedings in American courts, on issues varying from race and racism to civil sexual offender statutes. Bela August Walker’s teaching and research interests include property, law & society, civil rights, critical race theory, family law, and law & sexuality.


  • Columbia Law School, James F. Milligan Law Review Fellow
  • Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Associate
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Law Clerk to the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert P. Patterson
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell, Summer Associate
  • Legal Resources Center, Johannesburg, South Africa, Legal Intern
  • Bar Admission:  New York



  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., Bryn Mawr College